USCS signs 2005 title sponsor

FAYETTEVILLE, GA - O'Reilly Auto Parts has signed on as the Title Sponsor of the United Sprint Car Series for the 2005 season. USCS Co-Owner, NASCAR Legend Ernie Irvan, made the announcement Wednesday night on the SPEED Channel program Wind...

FAYETTEVILLE, GA - O'Reilly Auto Parts has signed on as the Title Sponsor of the United Sprint Car Series for the 2005 season. USCS Co-Owner, NASCAR Legend Ernie Irvan, made the announcement Wednesday night on the SPEED Channel program Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain.

"O'Reilly Auto Parts' involvement with USCS will benefit not only the series, but also the fans and competitors," Irvan said to a national television audience. "USCS is a growing sprint car series, and O'Reilly Auto Parts coming onboard as the title sponsor will help take the series to the next level."

After Irvan made the announcement, USCS Founder, Co-Owner, and President Pete Walton expanded on what O'Reilly Auto Parts' involvement will mean to USCS, its hosting tracks, its fans, and its competitors.

"Many of the tracks will benefit from this marketing partnership by having added exposure in O'Reilly Auto Parts stores with ticket promotions and displays," Walton said. "O'Reilly will also be getting involved with tracks in selected markets through on-site promotions during USCS events and added advertising benefits.

"The fans will benefit by being able to purchase advance discount tickets at O'Reilly Auto Parts stores for selected events," Walton said. "The competitors will also benefit through increased point funds and other programs which we will be announcing in the coming weeks."

Walton has already been burning the midnight oil, putting together the 2005 O'Reilly Auto Parts USCS schedule of events. USCS recently announced a 24-race "King of Carolina" regional series that will feature a $10,000 point-fund. The series will be announcing the remainder of the 2005 schedule in the coming days.

"We're looking at scheduling over 50 events on both dirt and asphalt for the 2005 O'Reilly Auto Parts USCS National Championship schedule," Walton said. "Most of the tracks we ran at this season are wanting to renew their dates for 2005, and some are even adding dates. We also have a good number of new tracks that will be coming onboard next season."

USCS is the only winged outlaw sprint car series in the nation that competes on both dirt and asphalt short tracks. The O'Reilly Auto Parts USCS National Tour and the "King of Carolina" Challenge Series will compete on both surfaces.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Ernie Irvan